Friday, February 26, 2010

Atlanta Printmakers Studio and American Print Alliance

Looking for a class or workshop to learn a new printmaking technique or a different book structure? Need a creativity infusion? The American Print Alliance is launching a new page on The Atlanta Printmakers Studio website to help you find exactly what you want. APS's new list, free for everyone to use, concentrates on printmaking, papermaking and book arts classes, with other related media plus travel that includes art instruction. Whether you're looking for an evening etching class to ease you from Winter into Spring, or saving for that perfect Summer studio get-away, you can easily search our List of Classes & Workshops and then click to get complete information and registration forms. Go to, or use the link on the APS homepage (there's a direct link in the news item, or go to the Library section and select Classes & Workshops).

Watch Your Mailboxes for SEGBW Chapter Election Ballots!

It's voting time again! Members of the Southeast Chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers should be on the lookout for voting ballots to arrive in your mailboxes within the next few weeks. After voting, please return them ASAP! Thanks, everyone!

61st Annual IAMPETH Convention

August 9-14, 2010. Hilton at the Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida

The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) is an international, non-profit association dedicated to practicing and preserving the beautiful arts of calligraphy, engrossing, and fine penmanship.

The IAMPETH Annual Convention offers a selection of half-day and full-day classes taught by expert instructors. Digital projectors are used so that you can see the instructor’s hand at work even from the back of the room. The convention is held in a hotel. The modest conference fee covers the instruction only. You make your own arrangements for lodging and meals. See the website for info on the $111 night rooms at the hotel (these rooms are limited; make your reservation with the hotel early). The $111 room rate is $99 plus approx taxes. Some classes may have a materials fee. There are classes on both pointed pen and broad-edged pen alphabets and on illumination.

For full details, a list of instructors, and registrations forms:

Until June 1: $210 regular, $195 senior/full-time student (includes IAMPETH membership)
After June 1: $230 & $215